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Drug task force makes four arrests in Truckee

Four Truckee men were arrested Wednesday morning after search warrants were carried out in three locations locally, according to Steve Albertsen of the North Tahoe Task Force.

The task force arrested David “Cholo” Marquez, 30; Francisco “Pancho” Brenez, 24; Victor “Negro” Garcia, 19; and Gorge DeJesus Zaragoza, 23, on counts of selling or possessing controlled substances.

Albertsen said undercover task force officers bought narcotics leading to the search warrants and arrests of Marquez, Brenez and Garcia. All three were charged with two counts of selling either cocaine or methamphetamine.

Zaragoza was arrested for possessing controlled substances with the intent to sell during a search conducted at a Sunset II Park trailer. Albertsen said he possessed five “bindles” of cocaine with undetermined amounts.

Three Truckee locations

Three locations were searched: Sunset Park II No. 8 on Donner Pass Road, Donner Creek Mobile Home Park No. 22 on West River Street and a Jibboom Street residence. Marquez was arrested at his place of employment, while the other men were arrested at their residences.

The task force sent in the Placer County K-9 unit to sniff out additional evidence.

The men were booked into Nevada County jail in Nevada City on $15,000 bail each.

Albertsen said the task force and the Nevada County Division of Investigations will continue the investigation.

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